Welcome to Walker Community!
Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, south of Prescott, AZ, Walker Community is an old mining district, filled with history. It’s named after Joseph Walker, mountain man, explorer, and guide. He led a party to this valley to discover gold in the summer of 1863.
Today, the valley is filled with rustic cabins and elegant homes. There’s a vibrant community of people here, with an active social calendar. Some live here full-time, while others have second homes here.
Everyone loves it here.
Walker Fire Protection Association Support the volunteer fire department here in Walker.
Walker Community Action Alliance Support community services other than those for the fire department.
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It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Millie Loughrige. Millie passed early on Monday morning, September 4, 2017.
Millie is the wife of Bill Loughrige, our WFPA President.
Memorial Services have not been scheduled at this time. We will send an email when those plans are made available.
Email from Johnny:
HEY HEY HEY WALKERITES!!! FINAL NOTICE…REALLY
TODAY is our annual firefighter appreciation day/pig roast! Yeeee Haa!
September 3rd from 3-6pm. We have added an extra hour this year as it’s
also our 50th year celebration as a non-profit fire department.
WE ORDERED 6 BIG CAKES, SO BE READY TO CELEBRATE! Please carpool as our
little lot will fill up pretty fast. Walk down if possible. […]
Len Wood will be available during Sundae Saturday to discuss concerns about animal feeding, OHV (ATV/UTV) safety and regulations and anything else that falls under the auspices or the Game and Fish department. He’ll even have some trinkets for the kids.
This Saturday is the last “Sundae Saturday” in Walker. Not only can you come by and get a great sundae, with homemade hot fudge, but you can also drop off your WINTER coats for the Walker Winter Coat Drive.
Can you please take one last look in that closet? We only have 75 coats this year! I […]
It’s that time again! We’re getting into late August now, so Fall is coming and these will be a thing of the past.
You need to attend while you still have time.
And did I mention the bacon?
We get email:
The fun continues with Pancake Day this Saturday at the Walker Firehouse!!!
This Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 8am to 10am FREE!!!
All you can eat!!!! […]
Photo by Henry Gellerman
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Roger Nusbaum, the fire chief of the Walker Volunteer Fire Department, and ask the questions that I wanted the answers to.
We talked about how Walker Fire is organized, what it is, what it does, how the money works, and how the community can help.
Of course, I also wanted to know more about what happened during the Goodwin Fire.
The audio recording is about 33 minutes long. Please enjoy.
Leave any comments or questions in the section below.
The 2018 WCAA Community Calendar is available now for $13.
Contact Mona Feige at email@example.com
It’s filled with historical photos of Walker and the Walker Fire Department.
The back of it says:
Thank you for purchasing this calendar sponsored by Walker Community Action Alliance.
In addition, thanks to Peggy Zink and Carol Tocker for sharing their pictures and making the calendar possible.
All profits will be used to the support the community Chip and Haul event.
Forest Officials are still concerned about safety in the area of the fire, particularly as it relates to monsoonal flooding.
Some areas within the closure area may be at low risk to flooding, but the best way to implement a closure area effectively is to close some of the major access points; therefore, some areas that may not be a major concern are still not open to the public at this time.
The Goodwin Fire closure area is in effect to ensure public safety and will be re-evaluated after September 30th.
From Johnny O –
REMEMBER TO mark your calendars for SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 FROM 3-6PM.
It’s our annual firefighter appreciation day/pig roast.
We have added an extra hour this year as it’s also our 50th year celebration as a non-profit fire department.
Here’s a great way to thank your hard working volunteer fire fighters, and pack in a year supply of cholesterol, all at the same time.
The WFPA will smoke the pig, simmer some beans and offer light refreshments. The rest is pot luck style. Please bring one of grandma’s favorite recipes as a side dish.
This is one […]
From Johnny O:
Remember that Monday, August 21, 2017 is our BIG Chipotle fund raiser (address and times are on the flyer).
Please check out/print out the flyer at: https://walkerfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/chipotle_flyer.pdf.
I’d like to suggest that groups of neighbors get together and make it a fun “ROAD TRIP”. Head down to Chipotle, grab a snack and say hey to whoever’s outside with the Walker firetruck.
I am also asking for volunteers to spend an hour or two with the truck telling passer byers about what we are doing there.
Perhaps your community group wants to stay with the truck for a […]
Jack Smith, Yavapai County Supervisor for District 5, called a Walker Community meeting to discuss the Goodwin Fire and some other issues on Aug 5th at 3:00pm.
I recorded the whole meeting, which lasted about an hour and twenty minutes. You can download the audio file above and listen to the whole thing if you want.
Jack Smith, County Supervisor, District 5
Sarah Tomsky, District Ranger, Prescott National Forest
KC “Bucky” Yowell, West Zone Assistant Fire Management Officer
Hugh Vallely, Emergency Management
Byron Jaspers, Director, Yavapai Public Works
Kendra Bull, Forest Engineer